The Fox’s Window and Other Stories – Naoko Awa (author), Toshiya Kamei (Translator): A Review

Paperback, 227 pages Published June 16th 2010 by Uno Press Source: Personal Copy Naoko Awa’s collection of stories, translated by Toshiya Kamei, gives a glimpse of the tales Japanese children grow up hearing and reading. In his introduction to the collection, Kamei talks about his own childhood and how Awa’s …

Interview with Merrie Haskell

Merrie Haskell is the author of The Princess Curse (2011), Handbook for Dragon Slayers (2013), and the soon-to-be-published The Castle Behind Thorns. She has also written several short stories. The protagonist of The Princess Curse is thirteen-year old Reveka, an herbalist’s apprentice. Reveka’s soldier father, convinced that she is an …

Interview with Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer burst upon the YA Lit scene with her wonderful retelling of popular fairytale, Cinderella. Cinder, the first in the Lunar Chronicles quartet, stars a Cyborg reincarnation of Cinderella and is inspired in part by Sailor Moon. Cinder and Scarlet are available at all good bookstores everywhere. The third in the series, Cress, is scheduled for …